Handel Choir
Of Baltimore

Handel Choir of Baltimore is a critically acclaimed choral ensemble that presents yearly performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, as well as other major choral and choral-orchestral works. Our 85th season showcases a wide range of music and performances throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

2019 ~ 2020


Celebrating its 85th year, Handel Choir will explore the music of artists in exile. In addition to Messiah, highlights of our season include the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil (Vespers), as well as a world premiere dedicated to the life of Pablo Casals, in collaboration with Peabody cellist Amit Peled. Though driven underground for their beliefs or displaced by war, Rachmaninoff and Casals exhibited a fearless artistry that thrived beyond the bounds of political strife and suppression.

Handel Messiah

Handel Choir’s presentation of Messiah is Baltimore’s only Messiah performed with a period instrument orchestra.


Saturday December 14, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday December 15, 2019 – 3:00 PM

Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Bask in Rachmaninoff’s lush, romantic harmonies as they fill the grand dome of Baltimore’s Basilica with their warmth and beauty!

Saturday March 7, 2020 – 2:30 PM

Song of the Birds: A Pablo Casals Tribute

A collaboration with Community Concerts at Second culminates Handel Choir’s season with Song of the Birds, a tribute to the life and music of cellist Pablo Casals.


Saturday April 25, 2020 – 4:00 PM

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Join Musical Offerings From Handel Choir A New Virtual Membership sing-alongs of choral masterworks sight-singing courses exclusive discussions with today’s great conductors Membership: $50 (space is limited) Sign up online or mail a check to:...
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Keeping The Music Alive—Virtually

Planning for the future This summer has been an exercise in expecting the unexpected. The Board and staff of Handel Choir have put countless hours into crafting a year that is inspiring, multi-faceted, and flexible...
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Thanks For Making “Messiah” A Rousing Success

Handel Choir extends a special thanks to our many patrons for a fantastic start to our 2019-2020 Concert Season. It is because of you that our Messiah concert at Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore...
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Audition for Handel Choir’s 2020-2021 season

Upcoming Auditions

Community Chorister
– Dates To Be Determined

Soloists Audition
– Dates To Be Determined


Donate to Handel Choir

Your gift supports a great Baltimore cultural tradition: more than 80 years of community-based choral and choral-orchestral music. Your contribution is crucial and deeply appreciated.


Handel Choir thanks Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support. Our 2019-2020 season is supported in part by grants from the organizations pictured, the John J. Leidy Foundation and the Harry L. Gladding Foundation, Inc.

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